Knots Landing

Season 1 Episode 5

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 25, 1980 on CBS
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Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
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Lillimae Clements, Val's mother, turns up in Knots Landing to visit her daughter. Valene confronts her over being abandoned as a child as Lillimae cared more about pursuing her music career than Val. As ghosts from the past come back to haunt the mother and daughter, they begin to put the past to rest.moreless

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    Don 'Red' Barry

    Don 'Red' Barry

    Jeremiah Clements

    Guest Star

    Carolyn Coates

    Carolyn Coates

    Karen's mother

    Guest Star

    Herb Vigran

    Herb Vigran

    Cabbie

    Guest Star

    Danny Gellis

    Danny Gellis

    Jason Avery

    Recurring Role

    Steve Shaw

    Steve Shaw

    Eric Fairgate

    Recurring Role

    Claudia Lonow

    Claudia Lonow

    Diana Fairgate

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      • The music featured during the ending credits is an instrumental version of the song, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," sung by Julie Harris in this episode, rather than the usual theme song.

      • In this episode, Lilliemae's last name is "Clemmons." However, it was later changed to "Clements." Also, her name is spelled "Lilimae," later changed to "Lilliemae."

      • In the previous episode ("The Lie"), Laura told Val about her childhood and having had lost her mother when she was twelve. In this episode, Val asks Laura if she ever sees her mother and is surprised to learn that Laura's mother passed away when Laura was twelve. Apparently someone slipped up on script continuity.

      • This episode aired on Friday night in the time slot occupied by its parent series, Dallas, presumably to generate viewer interest in the show.

      • This episode marks the first appearance of Julie Harris as Val's mother, "Lilliemae Clements." Harris only guest-starred in this one episode during the first season, but would later return as a regular cast member in Season 3.

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